Home digs for victory

It’s high five in the gardening stakes for a care home.

The eider or Cuddy's duck.

Help save Northumberland’s sea duck

Bird protection charity, the RSPB, is calling for more help for Northumberland’s iconic eider duck, 1,300 years after St Cuthbert introduced the first laws to safeguard its future.

This weather won't be happening anytime soon

Snowmageddon isn't on the way, no matter what the front pages say

Reports of a snowmageddon on the way may be slightly exaggerated.

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Leaves are starting to fall from the trees.

8 things that should cheer us all up this Autumn

There's a definite nip in the air, the heavy coats are coming out, and staying at home suddenly seems like a more attractive option than a night on the tiles.
Don't miss Halley's night-time spectacle

When and how you can watch Halley's Comet light up the night sky this October

Eyes to the skies! We’re in for a month-long meteor shower thanks to dust from Halley’s Comet.

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Josephine Butler Primary Campus in Ashington won the best urban project award. Picture by Andrew Bryson Photography.

Accolades for green projects across county

Groups, organisations and individuals across the county were honoured at the LOVE Northumberland awards ceremony on Monday evening.

A new marine group covering the Northumberland and Berwickshire coast has been formed.

New marine partnership is formed

The newly-formed Berwickshire and Northumberland Marine Nature Partnership is a collaboration of more than 20 Scottish and English organisations responsible for managing our local inshore waters.


Major litter pick along key county road

Northumberland County Council has reiterated its commitment to keeping the county green and clean.

Easter Eggs

Recycling egg-cess packaging

A supermarket hopes to get a little eggstra out of Easter gifts as it sets up a recycling scheme.

Glenn Brookes from Go Smarter with staff at Wansbeck General Hospital who have been taking part in active travel projects.

Advice for employees

More than 1,000 people in Northumberland have been given advice on sustainable travel in a bid to reduce traffic congestion and help the environment.

Jamie Oliver. Picture by PA.

Surprise sugar tax will have 'profound' worldwide impact on children's health, says Jamie Oliver

Celebrity chef Jamie Oliver has welcomed a tax on sugary drinks, saying it is a "profound move that will ripple around the world".

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Barn owlet in a bird house''Additional tags:'birds

Guide offers walk on the wild side

Northumberland wildlife enthusiasts will soon find it easier to spot species of fauna, thanks to a new online guide.

A blackbird in a nest box.

Box clever for birds in the garden

Nature-loving residents are urged to think of their feathered friends this Valentine’s Day.

RSPB Giving Nature a Home Campaign.

Go wild for bird session

Parents in North Shields are being given the opportunity to take their children to a free workshop about birds at the town’s Pets at Home store to support this year’s RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch.

Environment Agency news.

Free flood warnings for EE mobile customers in region

A ground-breaking scheme to send free Environment Agency flood warnings to EE mobile phone users will be completed this week.


VIDEO: Anti-coal protesters target climate change sceptic

Protesters have chained themselves to equipment and blockaded the entrance at a Northumberland opencast mine site.

Hedgehog illustration by Daniel Weatheritt.

Drawing in trust funds

A Cramlington artist is spearheading a drive to get more hedgehog funds.

The first seal pup has been born on the Farne Islands this year.

Top 10 fascinating facts about Northumberland’s grey seals

The first seal pup of the year has been born on the Farne Islands, off the north Northumberland coast.


Sign up to beach clean

Litter-pickers are being urged to waste no time in signing up to help clear the Northumberland coast.

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